It’s hard to believe that only a few months ago we were freezing our tails off during the winter season. Without any heat source in the house, we had to get creative to keep warm, like family snuggle sessions in the middle of the day, wearing hot water bottles
and stylish pjs.
Now, it’s summer, and this past month has been HOT! Thankfully, the girls have AC in their bedroom, so naps and nighttime for them is quite comfortable. The rest of the time, we’ve been doing our best to stay cool.We made smoothies, went swimming in the river,
played with water in the yard, And one day, I felt desperate for a break from the heat, so I hung out with the girls in their room with the AC onWe also went over to visit the neighbor and her new baby. They, however, were not beating the heat. Most women here practice “mother roasting” after giving birth, which consists of keeping the mom and baby home and very warm for a month: bathing in hot water, drinking hot drinks, eating hot soups, wearing hats and long sleeves, and the real kicker…. lying on a bed with hot coals on the floor underneath. I have a lot more to learn on this subject, but from what I understand, it is done to help them heal quickly and restore their balance.
My friends here can’t believe I didn’t practice this after my girls were born. They were very curious how long it took me to heal.
Now May is here and has brought with it some nice rain and beautiful temperatures. I guess a couple weeks of super hot weather is all we’re going to have!
What do you do to stay cool in the summer?